Diploma of Leadership and Management

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Leadership and Management, Management
Course Length
Part-time(12 Months)

Start Date(s): 22 July 2021 - Rolling Enrolments
End Date(s): Upon successful completion of all 12 units
Days and Time: Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management will give the learner the knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Students in this qualification will learn the tools and techniques to display initiative and judgement in the planning implementation and management of organisational requirements.  Including implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others.

The student will learn to apply effective communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

Learning outcomes include: applications and solutions to unpredictable problems and techniques to identify, analyse and implement continuous improvement initiatives.


This course is delivered online via facilitated workshops.  This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015).


University Pathway

When you graduate from this course, you'll be eligible for credits towards a Bachelor’s degree and guaranteed entry to a leading Australian university.  Visit our Pathways to University page to learn more.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCMM511Communicate with influence (BSBCMM511)60
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others (BSBCRT511)50
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationships (BSBLDR523)50
BSBOPS502Manage business operational plans (BSBOPS502)70
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBPEF502)60
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness (BSBTWK502)60


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFIN501Manage budgets and financial plans (BSBFIN501)70
BSBHRM522Manage employee and industrial relations (BSBHRM522)80
BSBHRM525Manage recruitment and onboarding (BSBHRM525)60
BSBLDR522Manage people performance (BSBLDR522)70
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development (BSBPEF501)60
BSBSTR502Facilitate continuous improvement (BSBSTR502)60

How will I be assessed?

Great managers and leaders find the balance between, performance, innovation, communication, strategy, and people management.  This qualification focuses on real world.  It is a practical program with projects and assignments you can integrate into your existing role or organisation.

The program will give you skills and tools you can use immediately and encourages you to think differently.

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by current industry standards. Assessments will include written, oral and practical assessment methods.

Additional comments

What will I study?

You will undertake the Diploma of Leadership and Management.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
750 750 $7.85 $1.57 $12.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.  There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Applications from mature-aged students with work experience in a related field are encouraged.

Where and how can I study?

You can study this course online via facilitated workshops on a part-time basis.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Leadership & Management skills are critical to the success of all organisations, and can be applied in a broad range of context. 

The leadership and management team of any organisation is the foundations of its success.

Skilled managers do more than run operations, they inspire performance, communicate with influence, drive innovation, and provide true leadership.

Management and leadership skills will always be in solid demand and this qualification elevates leadership skills to the next level.

Leaders who are well-rounded with a high level of systematic operational, communication, collaboration and strategic skills, will ensure you’ve got the competitive edge and necessary skills for years to come.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Director.
  • Executive Manager.
  • General Manager.
  • Senior Executive.
  • Business Manager.
  • Human Resources Manager.
  • Sales Team Manager.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

This qualification develops the skills to:

  • Lead and manage both teams and individuals including recruiting suitable talent.
  • Learn your own strengths and develop strategies to resolve your weaknesses.
  • Manage team performance across the board.
  • Report on performance, provide performance feedback and handle difficult conversations.
  • Promote innovation and create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Deliver high quality customer service, understand financial information and budgets, and lead projects.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015).

University Pathway

When you graduate from this course, you'll be eligible for credits towards a Bachelor’s degree and guaranteed entry to a leading Australian university.  Visit our Pathways to University page to learn more.


How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.  This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.